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 Post subject: Summer Ear???
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:22 pm 
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We've had ear issues with some of our babies now waiting for us near rainbow bridge but with the current 3 we've been lucky. However, yesterday while I was out with C J we ran into a groomer ( a 'girl' I've know since we were pre-teens :wow ) who has groomed thousands of cockers. She spoke to C J and they shook hands. She then asked if she could check her ears? Sure, I said, knowing they were a healthy pink, odor free and no gunky grayish brown stuff. After checking both nice ears she told me we were about to have trouble.????? "Summer ear", she commented, just weeping fluids.????????? 40 yrs we've had cockers and I've never heard of summer ear or weeping fluids.
Y'all need to help me out. I've never even heard a vet mention weeping ears unless the ears were infected and smelly. Ear infections in cockers can be very hard to overcome. We've been pleased that our diligent cleaning and checking had produced such great results. Now I wonder. :dk :dk
Help? Suggestions? Comments? all are welcome

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 Post subject: Re: Summer Ear???
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Summer Ear???
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I've never heard of "summer ear" either....but Zoey does tend to have ear trouble in the warmer months....I always figured it was all that humid warm air.????????????

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 Post subject: Re: Summer Ear???
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A quick google yields exactly 3 sort-of references to "summer ear" in the first three pages. The two articles in English effectively say that humidity helps breed yeast and since there's more humidity in the summer yeast flourishes more easily. I would think that normal preventative measures would suffice (i.e. clean and dry). Other than those three references I can find no other mention of "summer ear", so maybe it's an old term not used anymore??? :dk

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